Anthony Hodges

Honorary Board Member

Dr. Anthony Hodges, graduated from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences with a D.D.S. degree in 1981. He is married to a dental school classmate, Dr. Jill Prichard Hodges, and they have three grown children. They reside on Elder Mountain, just outside of Chattanooga. Anthony retired from dentistry after 33 years of practice.

He became interested in early American and Civil War history as a young child due to oral family history passed down to him by elderly relatives. He began to collect Civil War artifacts as a young boy and items from his collection have been displayed in national parks and museums across the South. He served as a National Park Service living history interpreter for nearly forty years.

Anthony began to study Civil War medicine in dental school and has lectured on the topic for over thirty years. He assisted Dr. Bud Robertson of Virginia Tech in the re-printing of the U.S. Army’s official twelve volume medical account of the Civil War, The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War. He has written numerous Civil War historical articles for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press during the war’s 150th anniversary.

Anthony is currently serving his second term as president of the board of the Friends of Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and also serves as vice president of the board of the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association in Nashville. Additionally he serves on the boards of the East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum of East Tennessee History in Knoxville; the Medal of Honor Museum in Chattanooga; and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, a genealogical group composed of the descendants of Confederate officers.